Posts Tagged: performance

How A Leaky API Can Kill Your Business

With API breaches emerging by the week, testing is more crucial than ever

There’s a tendency to believe that if something is working, it’s fine. As the saying goes, “if it ain’t broke, don’t fix it.” The problem with this is that, particularly when it comes to APIs, it isn’t always easy to spot whether or not something is broken. Read more

10+ API Monitoring Tools

To ensure quality performance throughout a digital ecosystem, we can’t understate the need for constant API monitoring. Tuning into cues like uptime, speed, latency, endpoint usage frequency, and more can provide key performance indicators to respond to issues and improve the platform over time. Read more

Should You Start With A Monolith or Microservices?

Challenging Conventional Wisdom

Conventional wisdom suggests that a new project should start with a monolithic server because a unified application can make the workflow easier for a small start-up team. But microservices can be a valuable alternative in the right circumstances. Read more

Using API Analytics to Empower the Platform

API metrics are perhaps the single most important factor in improving any API system. Metrics are inherently valuable – tracking data on API usage, availability, uptime, and other insights is pivotal to keeping a consistently healthy platform. That being said, it’s an unfortunate truth that many developers do not leverage API analytics to their full power, simply preferring to consider metrics a business tool, and little else. Read more

Asynchronous APIs in Choreographed Microservices

When building microservices you have to first make a decision: How am I going to manage service-to-service communication? Most developers will answer immediately: API calls. But then, more questions come to mind:

  • Am I going to call services directly?
  • Doesn’t it block the caller service?
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